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Chief of Police Robert F. Sexton | Olanta Police Department, South Carolina Olanta Police Department, South Carolina

Chief of Police

Robert F. Sexton

Olanta Police Department, South Carolina

End of Watch: Tuesday, April 27, 1976

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 28

Tour: Not available

Badge # CHIEF

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to 2 years

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Chief Sexton was shot and killed by one of his officers who was corrupt. The officer was convicted of involuntary manslaughter and sentenced to 2 years in prison. He served less than a year. In 2004 he was sentenced to 16 years in federal prison for drug and gun crimes.

Chief Sexton was survived by his two-month-old daughter and mother.

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